Red Hot Chili Peppers to Get Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

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Red Hot Chili Peppers to Get Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

 

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to get their own star on Hollywood’s walk of fame.

The star is set to be unveiled on March 31st during a ceremony hosted by funk legend George Clinton, who produced the band’s 1985 album Freaky Styley. Clinton will be joined by co-hosts Woody Harrelson, Bob Forrest and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce chairwoman Nicole Mihalka.

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The star will be located in the second row at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard next to those of TV producer Harry Friedman, Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak and talk show host Jack Paar. Fittingly the star will be placed outside a record store, Amoeba Records.

Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez hyped the unveiling of the star as a special moment, given the band’s origins in Los Angeles.

Our hometown Hollywood boys are finally coming to collect their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” she said. “We have been waiting for them to break away from their busy schedules to dedicate their star, and we are thrilled to welcome them to our Walk of Fame family.

The Chilis’ star will be the 2,717th issued on the legendary walk, which was officially unveiled in 1960 with an initial 1,558 stars.

The latest album from the Chili Peppers, Unlimited Love, releases on April 1st. The album sees the return of guitarist John Frusciante.

When we got together to start writing material, we began by playing old songs by people like Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson, the Kinks, the New York Dolls, Richard Barrett and others,” Frusciante said of the album. “Ever so gradually, we started bringing in new ideas, and turning jams into songs, and after a couple of months the new stuff was all we were playing. The feeling of effortless fun we had when we were playing songs by other people stayed with us the whole time we were writing. For me, this record represents our love for, and faith in, each other.

Frusciante joined the band in 1988 and left in 2009. He recently revealed that he was “deep into the occult” at the time of his departure from the band.

I became quite off-balance mentally those last couple of years we toured,” he said. “As the tour went on, I got deep into the occult, which became a way of escaping the mindset of tour life. The occult tends to magnify whatever you are, and I was an imbalanced mess.